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LewisContracts imply that some balance, in the informed estimation of the contractors (where that is possible), has been struck between the interests pursued by one in behalf of the other (the goods or services rendered), and those pursued or rendered in return.

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Thus, the notion that homosexuality or sodomy was and a was the basis of laws against these practices (so that the law therefore did not need to invoke ).


Mark - by the secretary of Peter; based on Peter's preaching

Matthew - by the Apostle and tax collector; formulated as a teaching gospel

A good example of how perplexing Kant's principle can be in its abstractness comes from Lewis White Beck's own introduction to his translation of the .


All ethical goods are autonomously defined by selves (i.e.

Since it doesn't make any sense that one could violate one's own will, Kant needed to have in mind more than just autonomy as the content of the self as an end.

Self-love, therefore, is no part of morality.

so far it turned out like this:
a new law that says that isp´s have to save log-files for 90 days,
plus we got new biometric passports with rfid-chips, which will be totally hackable half a year from now (theres already a clone by lukas grunewald).

Indeed it is exactly its counterpart.

He also indicates that because of the improper behavior of the high priest and the unjust conditions of the Sanhedrin trial, more upright members of the Sanhedrin protested and refused to convict - thus forcing the high priest to rework the charge into one of sedition, and thereby explaining why Jesus was not stoned.

"The only thing we have to fear is Fear itself."

for a 24 year old its hard to believe whats happening in this world right now.
even here in germany they started to prepare people for their insane government operations against terrorism by showing these fear-news 24/7!

However, preserving one's own life is not a duty.

Since that is the area where Kant's theory seems indefinite, leading to endless interpretations over the years (including rejection by as indeterminately vague), and would in any case involve duties to self, which don't exist, I do think of Kant's moral law can be amputated without real loss, and that it is appropriate to do so.

It is a good, but a non-moral good.

wiretapping, (e-)surveillance, gene-databases...everything gets monitored.
this is no fiction, we are already living in this state of fear.
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